Free download: A Beginner’s Guide to the DPO

Do you need a data protection officer?

Since the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into effect in May 2018, many organisations are asking whether they’re supposed to have a DPO (data protection officer), but sometimes the answer isn’t that simple.

Organisations such as public authorities are required to have a DPO under the Regulation, but for others the position isn’t so certain or easily understood. For example, organisations that conduct “regular and systematic monitoring” of data subjects “on a large scale” should have one, but what does that mean?

We’ve written “A Beginner’s Guide to the Data Protection Officer (DPO)” to explain the ins and outs of the role, from which organisations need a DPO to how to appoint one. The guide explains the GDPR, with reference to recitals and guidelines from other authorities, to create a clear picture of the DPO role.

It covers:

  • Data protection law in the UK;
  • What a DPO does;
  • Who must appoint a DPO;
  • DPO obligations in other countries;
  • Voluntarily appointing a DPO;
  • How a DPO fits into the organisation;
  • What experience and qualifications a DPO needs;
  • Salary expectations;
  • Outsourcing the DPO; and
  • Case study examples of a DPO in action.

If you’re struggling to understand the DPO role, whether it’s their salary, job description or the legal requirements, download our free guide to get your questions answered.

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